RITS CDP COD Clinician I

GENERAL DUTIES:

Provides Co-Occurring (COD) CD Intervention, Counseling and Case Management services to clients exhibiting chronic and persistent Chemical Dependency with Co-Occurring Mental Illness, emotional disorders and/or other co-occurring disorders.  The COD Counselor (CM) will work closely with clients to develop a tailored Case Management Plan for the purpose of maintaining appropriate levels of care needed for maintaining abstinence, including emotional support, social support, medical support and medication compliance.

The COD CM will also maintain reciprocal relationships with City/County Jail staff, DMHP's, Hospital Emergency Department staff, Crisis Clinic staff and other community providers to support the COD CM clients in treatment interventions and treatment retentions.

The COD CM will be required to work independently within the community and maintain appropriate records substantiating the quality of care provided and outcomes achieved.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Director/Clinical Manager/COD Supervisor, BHR Recovery Services

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Chemical Dependency Professional, Washington State Department of Health.
  • BA degree in Mental Health, Social Services or related field (MA Preferred) and two years experience preferred working with priority co-occurring population with Chemical Dependency and/or Chronic Mental Illness diagnoses.
  • Demonstrated skills in assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention and progressive clinical case management with Co-Occurring Disordered clients.
  • Demonstrates ability to be flexible and communicate innovative approaches to client barriers.
  • Demonstrates good clinical documentation and communication skills and manage time effectively.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with other team members and professionals in the community as well as professional rapport with clients.
  • Requires a valid WA State driver's license and use of own vehicle with BHR approved insurance.
  • Ability to work day, weekend, and/or evening shifts as scheduled by Supervisor.
  • Must be able to access buildings regardless of ADA accessibility.
  • Must pass a criminal background and Inspector General check.
TYPICAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides symptom education for client and families/collateral as well as assistance in developing healthy coping strategies/symptom management skills.
  • Provides services to clients in the community at large and in facilities such as Jail, E&T, ED, etc.
  • Facilitates treatment groups and assist with daily living skills for individuals as needed.
  • Provides coordination with Medical Departments in various facilities.
  • Transportation coordination for entry into treatment.
  • Provides intensive crisis intervention and in home support in addition to the monitoring of daily activities with focused support on treatment retention and abstinence.
  • Develops individualized service plans, treatment plans and crisis plans as needed.
  • Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled and required by WAC and meets regularly with the Supervisor.
  • Gathers documentation and verbal information from caseworkers to monitor client progress.
  • Maintains current working knowledge of community resources, vocational and rehabilitative treatment services, including chemical dependency services, older adult services, mental health services, medical services and accesses these as appropriate to client care.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and has the ability to access and coordinate with appropriate crisis intervention resources in the community.
  • Coordinates client services with other providers and communicates appropriate information to other providers and natural supports in the community.
  • Remains actively involved in on-going treatment planning when a client is hospitalized or placed in an alternate setting. Assists in discharge planning from alternate settings and works to assure continuity of care in accord with Level of Care.
  • Maintains timely records for clinical documentation and billing in accordance with agency guidelines.
  • Approves notes submitted by CDPTs when authorized to do so.
  • Takes on other duties as needed to meet necessary goals of the position.